A graduate teaching assistant in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Construction Management Technology is pursuing her doctorate through support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative to encourage women and female veterans to reenter the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce.
Candice Sexton is one of six national trainees in the NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) program.
“I am very fortunate to return to my alma mater, Purdue University’s School of Construction Management Technology, as a Ph.D. student studying women in construction through this NSF INCLUDES program,” said Sexton. “As a returning woman student who has worked in the construction field in both the transportation sector and marketing/communications areas, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity provides for my advanced education with the goal of increasing the long-term participation of women in the construction industry.”
- NSF INCLUDES funds re-entry of women and women veterans into the STEM workforce (NSF INCLUDES National Network)